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2008/05/21 10:28:05 (permalink)
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Anyone in hear do HVAC?

Got an interview next week with a company, for a position relating to heating & ventilation, basically the chap was a bit sparse on the details but I think its to do with commissioning the systems As he said to me "it's not an electricians job, but has a lot of electrically related work involved" LOL. TBH I'm a little confused but I'm sure I'll find out at the interview, just wondering if anyone here is in the HVAC game and what the money is like?
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    Biggz
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    RE: Anyone in hear do HVAC? 2008/05/21 11:21:10 (permalink)
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    As a recruitment consultant I employ HVAC Engineers from time to time,

    HVAC is Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, its a very skilled job with big money involved, HVAC covers absoloutley loads of things from commisioning to installation to fault finding and reactive and planned maintenance.

    It can be a dangerous job and you need certain qualifications to be a HVAC engineer, starting with you safe handling of toxic and refrigerant gasses as most HVAC systems work via gas, I beleive there is level 1 to 3 in the safe handling course, then you need a basic Electricians qualification such as your 16th edition wiring regulations to ensure you don't injure yourself or blow anything up,

    If you have a good chance of getting into it then go for it theres big money to be had, but be prepared to put the training in as you won't qualify by slacking, its a very skilled job.

    Sorry forgot to tell you about the money side of things, when a client requests I find them a HVAC engineer, the money starts from around £27k upto 40k+, and almost all come with a company vehicle.

    Hope that helps


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    RE: Anyone in hear do HVAC? 2008/05/21 13:45:55 (permalink)
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    Sweet!!! I think this was the commissioning side of things...but I don't want to commit myself to a career where there isn't a lot of opportunities to move between companies/find new employment. Basically I want it to be a relevant skill...though the fellow did mention I'd get trained up and theres a fair degree of electrical work involved...
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    RE: Anyone in hear do HVAC? 2008/05/21 15:24:46 (permalink)
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    RE: Anyone in hear do HVAC? 2008/05/22 12:50:39 (permalink)
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    again..
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    Re: RE: Anyone in hear do HVAC? 2011/01/08 00:46:05 (permalink)
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    how did this go? are you still in the industry.. I just did a search for hvac and only got 2 results.
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    Re: RE: Anyone in hear do HVAC? 2011/01/08 00:52:00 (permalink)
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    Quite a lot of oil platforms carry HVAC engineers, money is very good, plus it's not a job where you're on the go for the whole day. Although if something goes wrong at night you will have to get out your bed to fix it.
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    Re:Anyone in hear do HVAC? 2011/01/08 01:00:53 (permalink)
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    a lot of electrically related work involved


    This is the room with electricity, but it has too much electricity. So you might want to hear a hat.

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    Re:Anyone in hear do HVAC? 2011/01/08 01:30:09 (permalink)
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    It may be similar to what I do. I'm a BMS (building management systems) engineer. Other sparkies do the wiring up of all plant, AHU's, pumps, DHW etc and we commission it and write the software for it. Do you know the name of the company?


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    Just noticed this is from May LOL. Interested to see myself how it went now.
    post edited by Bookerman - 2011/01/08 01:31:42

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    Re:Anyone in hear do HVAC? 2011/01/08 15:43:52 (permalink)
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    I was only asking as I am currently at college studying hvac/rac . I should hopefully be qualified next year  , looking to get onto some kind of apprentice for a year first whilst im still at college

    Jindlay I have heard about some of the oil rigs jobs for hvac, they sound good and very good pay!
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